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Now Open: ATS 2017 Call for Abstracts and Case Reports

The Call for Abstracts and Case Reports for the ATS 2017 International Conference, May 19‒24, in Washington, DC, is now open! Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your work in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine to more than 15,000 leading researchers and clinicians from around the world. We are seeking:

  • Scientific Abstracts, which can report on basic, translational, and clinical science research; epidemiologic, social, biobehavioral, and psychosocial investigations; or educational and quality improvement projects.
  • Case Reports, which must describe a single unique case.
Deadline: 5 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Nov. 2

Learn more.

Lung Disease Week, Aug. 7-13 — Tuberous Sclerosis

As part of Tuberous Sclerosis Week, the ATS Public Advisory Roundtable and PAR partner the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance provided to patients and experts the following information by TSA CEO Kari Luther Rosbeck; Ganesh Raghu, MD; and Lawrence Ho, MD:

Information for Patients

Information for Experts

You can also join the live webinar tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET. Learn more and register today.

Health of the Air

An interactive online tool with searchable information on how air pollution affects people’s daily lives is now available as a complement to new analysis conducted by the American Thoracic Society and the Marron Institute of Urban Management at New York University . Read the related paper, “Estimated Excess Morbidity and Mortality Caused by Air Pollution Above ATS Recommended Standards, 2011–2013,” published online in the August Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Search information in your area at The site shows EPA and ATS-recommended standards for ozone and fine particulate matter, and estimates their health impacts.

Resource Spotlight

Be sure to check out the following ATS patient resources, from asthma to stem cells. Additionally, the ATS Patient Information Series Fact Sheets now includes more than 70 topics. See the complete list of topics, several of which are available in Spanish.

Apply to Work at the DLD

The Division of Lung Diseases, NHLBI is seeking physicians or research scientists for Program Officer positions. Program Officers/Directors advise the Institute on future scientific directions that encourage research in critical areas. They assess the research progress of NHLBI grantees and serve as a resource to the pulmonary scientific community regarding NHLBI/NIH policies and procedures. Program Officer candidates are expected to be physicians, physician-scientists, or scientists with a good understanding of how biomedical research is performed, and expertise in basic or clinical pulmonary medicine. The positions provide competitive salaries, outstanding benefits packages, and job security. U.S. citizenship is required. Learn more:

Medical Officer (Program Officer), Job Announcement No. NIH-NHLBI-DH-16-1769258

Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer), Job Announcement No. NIH-NHLBI-DE-16-1754276

Last Reviewed: October 2017